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Our Free Society is Worthy of Better’: Caryl Chessman, Capital Punishment, and Cold War Culture
(University of Plymouth Press, 2014)
Convict author Caryl Chessman was the focus of international attention from 1954 until his 1960 execution at San Quentin. Americans used Chessman to articulate understandings about themselves, their society, and their place ...
Representations of Justice Executed at Norwich Castle: A Comparative Analysis of Execution Reports in The Norfolk Chronicle and Bury and Norwich Post, 1805-1867
(University of Plymouth Press, 2013)
Recent years have seen growing interest among historians in newspaper reporting of crime and criminality in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. To date, however, comparatively little academic attention has been paid ...
‘The Great Portion of the Scum of Society’? Representations of Execution Crowds in the Lancashire Press, 1830-1868
(University of Plymouth Press, 2016)
From 1830 to the abolition of public executions in 1868, there was a growing critique of the execution crowd among elite commentators. To date, however, most, if not all, discussion of this critique has focused on the ...